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Index of Accidental Road Death

The Government takes a serious view of this accident statistics and to address the issue of road safety in a holistic manner, the Government has taken steps to adopt intervention by 5E approaches. This approach includes education, enforcement, engineering, environmental and assessment as below:

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Index of road accident fatalities per 10,000 registered vehicles (Death Index) is one method that is globally accepted as a method of measuring the level of road safety for a country.

Death Index calculation method is as follows:

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The Ministry of transport in order to measure the achievement of road safety improvement in Malaysia, have set an element decreases Death Index as one of the Key Performance Indicator (KPI). By the year 2014, the Ministry of transport has set a target to bring down Death Index to 2.88.

As a result of initiatives undertaken by the Ministry and other government agencies, including non-governmental organizations and the private sector, the index of death in 2014 have successfully revealed to 2.66 where deaths stood at 6,674 people with accumulated total registered vehicles in 2014 amounted to 25101192 vehicles.

Index of deaths in Malaysia from 2011 to 2016 are as the following table:

Years Death Total Number Of Registered Vehicles Accumulating Index
Index of deaths in Malaysia from 2011 to 2016